James O'Keefe Scandals & Controversies
  • Conservative filmmaker James O'Keefe and his company have been sued by Daniel Francisco, a former employee of Project Veritas, for wrongful termination and breach of contract. Francisco alleges he was wrongfully terminated and 'defamed' by O'Keefe. He is also claiming that Project Veritas breached his contract by not paying him for his final week of employment.
  • James O'Keefe agreed to pay #100,000 to Juan Carlos Vera, a former employee of ACORN that was fired after O'Keefe aired a video of Mr. Vera seeming to tell Mr. O'Keefe that ACORN supported tax-evasion and prostitution. The only problem is that the video was heavily edited and Mr. Vera called the authorities immediately after Mr. O'Keefe left his office.
  • While trying to expose corruption in the New Hampshire Republican Primary, O'Keefe and his Organization, Project Veritas, illegal obtained primary ballots by using the names of deceased individuals. Obtaining ballots under false pretenses, whether used or not, is a felony in New Hampshire and many are hoping to prosecute O'Keefe and his accomplices to the full extent of the law.
  • O'Keefe planned to seduce CCN Anchor Abbie Boudreau or his floating 'Pleasure Palace' with suggestive talk, candles and dildos as part of some kind of prank or practical joke. The joke failed when Izzy Santa, the executive director of Project Veritas, gave up the prank just before O'Keefe was going to enact it.
  • Four members of Project Veritas, led by James O'Keefe, were caught trying to enter the office of Mary Landrieu while disguised as city workers. O'Keefe and the 3 others were charged with entering federal property under false pretenses for the purpose of committing a felony, which can carry a penalty of up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. O'Keefe and his accomplices plead guilty to misdemeanor charges of entering federal property under false pretenses, and was sentenced to 3 years probation, 100 hours of community service and a $1,500 fine.